As Rick already explained, refbase requires a particular formatting in
the 'author' & 'editor' fields so that it can correctly re-format
author & editor names upon citation output or export. A person's
family and given name(s) must be separated with a comma & a space
(', '). Multiple persons must be separated with a semicolon & a space
('; '). Example:
Clough, LM; de Broyer, H-C; Ambrose Jr., WG
If you hover your mouse over a field in the refbase Edit form, you
should see a yellow tool tip with formatting info & examples for that
particular field. Also, see the comments & examples given here:
Alternatively, as alreday mentioned by Rick, you could also import
some BibTeX/RIS/Endnote data and see how refbase formats the data.
On Tue, 02-Feb-2010 07:55 -0800, Richard Karnesky wrote:
> By default, if you format author names as: "Last1, First1; Last2,
> First2; Last3, First3" then refbase will display it that way on the
> website, will properly abbreviate them for citations styles & will
> also export it to BibTeX as "Last1, First1 and Last2, First2 and
> Last3, First3". You could also import from BibTeX & the names will
> be automatically reformatted for you.
> > Is there a way to extend a citeStyle such that the author names
> > are interpreted as in BibTex such that I can enter the above
> > author name list and it shows up as "Last1, F1., Last2, F2. and
> > Last3, F3." without having to manually insert it that way as
> > author names.
> How do you want it displayed on the website? You could potentially
> change the parser for the record add form to accommodate this, but
> I'm not sure if the default might not be "good enough" for you.